Pilgrims gather in Uman despite the war in Ukraine

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 Pilgrims gather in Uman despite the war in Ukraine

More than 1,000 Hasidic pilgrims are already in Uman, Ukraine, and about 50 charter flights have been booked to bring others there ahead of the Jewish New Year, Channel 12 reports.

Efforts to reach Uman are being made despite both Ukraine and Israel warning pilgrims not to come this year because of the war.

Last month, the Ukrainian embassy in Israel issued a statement saying that because of the ongoing war, all tourists are banned from entering the country and that the celebration of the Jewish New Year, which this year falls at the end of September, is “undefined”.

However, this has not stopped many.

The report says that charter flights will take the pilgrims to Moldova, and then they will try to get to about Ukraine by land.

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